This week I'm linking up with Heather for her Book Club Friday!
Heather is about to have a baby (!!) but has recently been put on bed rest so I am sure she will love all of your wonderful recommendations on books if you have them!
If you remember, a few weeks ago I did BCF about The Bungalow by Sarah Jio, so when Emily's book club at The Many Thoughts of Reader chose Sarah Jio's first book, The Violet's of March for their March read (convenient, no?) I was really excited!
I devoured this book in a about a day (just like The Bungalow!) and absolutely fell in love with the story and the way that Sarah Jio tells a story!
In her twenties, Emily
Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband
plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily
Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily's
good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month
of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts,
longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily
discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal
startling connections to her own life.
A mesmerizing debut with
an idyllic setting and intriguing dual story line, The Violets of
March announces Sarah Jio as a writer to watch.
This book was almost as much about the island it was set on as it was the story and since reading this book I have not been able to stop thinking about visiting this place! It sounds like the perfect place to just relax and do pretty much nothing for a week! Between the mystery of the story and the allure of this island I was hooked by the first chapter and after both this and The Bungalow, Sarah Jio is among one of my favorites!
Definitely look into this one if you want a fast, engaging read!